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The top facial recognition cameras of 2020 - CNETWant a security camera with facial recognition? Here are your best options.AirPods vs. AirPods Pro: Which are the best earbuds? - CNETShould you buy the standard AirPods or the AirPods Pro? Here's how Apple's truly wireless earbuds stack up.iOS 14 leak shows what multitasking might look like on iPhone 12 - CNETA new video gives us an early look at what could be the next big iOS feature. Plus, new Apple products leak on Target's inventory system.Best gas grills of 2020 - CNETFire up the propane tank: These gas grills are best in class, whether you're grilling meat or veggies.iPhone 9 rumors: Launch date, specs and Touch ID predictions - CNETAll the latest, hottest rumors about a potential successor to the iPhone SE, aka the iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2.2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S is a proper performer - RoadshowWith more than 600 horsepower and an electric motor jammed in there, the GLE63 S is always ready to party.The 10 best pillows in 2020 - CNETWhether you sleep on your side or back, or prefer foam or down, there's a perfect pillow out there for you.Xiaomi's Mi 10 Pro 5G: Release date, specs, price, features and a 108-megapixel camera - CNETXiaomi's 5G promise in 2020 starts with the Mi 10 series. Starting at approximately $570, you get a Snapdragon 865 chipset, 90Hz refresh rate, and a 108-megapixel main camera.
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FCC votes to auction C-band satellite spectrum for 5G use
FCC chairman Ajit Pai has been pressing for an auction of "mid-band" wireless spectrum that could be useful for expanding the reach of 5G, and on Friday the commission voted to approve rules for just such a redistribution. The rules cover "C-Band" spectrum that satellite companies like Intelsat, SES SA and Telesat are currently using, and include payment incentives for those companies to speed plans to shift operations away from those frequencies by dates in 2021 and 2023. Otherwise, the spectrum will need to be freed up no later than December 5th, 2025. Those payments could add up to $9.7 billion, and dissenting FCC commissioners argued that there wasn't enough consideration on how much they should be or how funds from the auction shou...YouTube TV, Sinclair keep Fox sports channels on as they negotiate
On Thursday YouTube TV announced that subscribers would lose access to Fox regional sports networks and the YES network because it couldn't reach a new deal with their owner, Sinclair Broadcasting (they got there as a part of Disney's deal to buy Fox, which required selling off the sports networks). Now the deadline of February 29th has arrived, and the channels are still on. Per the Team YouTube Twitter account, the two companies have arranged an extension while they keep working on a new deal, so we'll have to wait and see if this arrangement lasts or whether the carriage dispute actually leads to some blacked-out channels.Microsoft will remove Cortana from its Android launcher in April
Some significant changes are coming to Cortana. Starting this spring, Microsoft said it plans to make productivity the focus of the digital assistant. As part of the shift, Cortana will lose some of its more consumer-facing features, such as the ability to play music and control smart home devices. More significantly, the company plans to remove the digital assistant from its Launcher app on Android.NASA's Psyche asteroid mission will use a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket
SpaceX has won the contract for NASA's Psyche mission, and it's using the Falcon Heavy rocket to launch the spacecraft and ferry it to its target asteroid. NASA first approved plans to visit Psyche back in 2017 before finalizing them last year.'Quiplash 3' is coming to Jackbox's Party Pack 7 this fall
The holiday season may be over, but that doesn't mean the parties (and party games) have to stop. Jackbox Games unveiled this week that the seventh generation of its annually released Party Packs will arrive this fall. Today, the company released a trailer for Quiplash 3 at Pax East, and announced that the new game will be one of the titles in Party Pack 7.GDC 2020 is officially canceled due to coronavirus
After one big name participant after another (Facebook, Sony, Microsoft, Amazon) announced it would not send people to the show over concerns about the spread of coronavirus, GDC 2020 organizers have announced the event is off. It was scheduled to take place between March 16th and 20th, and in a statement, they said "we fully intend to host a GDC event later in the summer." This announcement comes just hours after officials announced a second case of the virus in California with an unknown origin. After Mobile World Congress, this week we've already seen Facebook's F8 developer event and the Geneva Motor Show drop off of the schedule, and it seems unlikely that they will be the last ones. Those who were planning on attending should hav...GDC 2020 has been canceled
Well, after what I'm sure was a hectic few days for the folks planning the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, the team announced today that they have officially decided to cancel the event happening this March, saying in a blog post that they hoped they would be able to reschedule an event for "later in the summer." Microsoft, Unity, Epic, Amazon, Facebook and Sony had all bowed out of the event. GDC's statement did not reference the virus.Lyft ramps up self-driving program
A year ago, Lyft submitted a report to the California Department of Motor Vehicles that summed up its 2018 autonomous vehicle testing activity in a single, short paragraph. "Lyft Inc. did not operate any vehicles in autonomous mode on California public roads during the reporting period," the letter read. "As such, Lyft Inc. has no autonomous mode disengagements to report."
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Read more...The World Health Organization's Making TikToks to Tackle Coronavirus Misinformation
On Friday the World Health Organization took the fight against online health misinformation to TikTok, the same day it elevated its coronavirus threat assessment to the organization’s highest possible level.
Read more...Facebook Makes Using Its Messenger App Simple Again
Facebook’s redesign for its Messenger app proves two things: 1) Facebook’s leaning hard into its Stories format after the feature’s success on Instagram; and 2) Yes, those chatbots really were the worst.
Read more...Is This a Joke?
In the wake of a carpet-bomb of Bloomberg-sponsored memes, The New York Times reported rumblings of nervous activity over at Facebook HQ this week. Several meme accounts, including previous FyreFest shills FuckJerry, had mobilized into an entity called “Meme 2020”; Bloomberg appeared on dozens of feeds with millions…
Read more...Apple Disables Clearview AI's App, Says the Face Recognition Firm Violated Its Rules
Embattled face recognition startup Clearview AI is topping off a week of intense scrutiny over its nebulous law enforcement partnerships with an even bigger dose of bad news: Apple has reportedly disabled the iOS version of Clearview’s app citing violations of its developer program.
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A $4 Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Keychain Multi-Tool, a Jachs Outerwear Clearance Sale, and a discounted Mpow 29-Inch Sound Bar are some of Friday’s top bargains across the whole dang internet.
Read more...Android Users Can Now Use Apple Music to Play Songs in Shazam
Android users with active Apple Music subscriptions now appear to have the option to link the app with Shazam, delivering an integration that’s previously been available for Spotify.
Read more...Here's The Paltry Sum Your Phone Company Could Pay for Illegally Sharing Your Location Data
Yesterday, Gizmodo reported that the FCC was planning to seek around $200 million in fines against major phone carriers accused of negligently sharing the real-time locations of its customers with a host of shady third-party firms without even the most basic safeguards in place to protect them. Today, the FCC made the…
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Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 2x 32GB DDR4-3200 Review: 64GB In the MiddleEven at more than twice the price of its 32GB kit, Corsair’s Vengeance RGB Pro hits the middle of the 64GB market. Can it out-value the others?Raspberry Pi’s Eighth Birthday: 8 Things You Might Not KnowAfter 31 million units sold, the popular single-board computer has a rich history.Best Tech Deals February 2020: CPUs, SSDs, MoreScore the best deals on everything from CPUs to laptops.Cooler Master MH670 Gaming Headset Review: Wireless or Wired, Always TastefulCooler Master’s MH670 sits at the top of the line of its MH600 gaming headset series, offering wired and 2.4 GHz wireless for compatibility with nearly any device you’d want to pair it with. It has all the trappings of a flagship product and, for the most part, it delivers.Two Unknown Nvidia GPUs Spotted With Insane Core CountsNvidia appears to be preparing some serious firepower.Coronavirus Tech Show Cancellations: What’s Gone, What’s Still OnCoronavirus is leading many shows in technology to be canceled or scaled back. Here’s where this year’s biggest shows stand.How to Get Microsoft Office for Free (or Under $50)You can get Microsoft Office, including Word and PowerPoint for free or cheap if you know where to go.AMD Threadripper 3990X Scores Another Win: We Test New SPECWorkstation 3 UpdateThe SPEC committee unleashes the Threadripper 3990X's cores with an update to the SPECworkstation 3 benchmark.
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FCC votes to auction C-band satellite spectrum for 5G useFCC chairman Ajit Pai has been pressing for an auction of "mid-band" wireless spectrum that could be useful for expanding the reach of 5G, and on Friday the commission voted to approve rules for just such a redistribution. The rules cover "C-Band" sp...YouTube TV, Sinclair keep Fox sports channels on as they negotiateOn Thursday YouTube TV announced that subscribers would lose access to Fox regional sports networks and the YES network because it couldn't reach a new deal with their owner, Sinclair Broadcasting (they got there as a part of Disney's deal to buy Fox...Microsoft will remove Cortana from its Android launcher in AprilSome significant changes are coming to Cortana. Starting this spring, Microsoft said it plans to make productivity the focus of the digital assistant. As part of the shift, Cortana will lose some of its more consumer-facing features, such as the abil...NASA's Psyche asteroid mission will use a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocketSpaceX has won the contract for NASA's Psyche mission, and it's using the Falcon Heavy rocket to launch the spacecraft and ferry it to its target asteroid. NASA first approved plans to visit Psyche back in 2017 before finalizing them last year.'Quiplash 3' is coming to Jackbox's Party Pack 7 this fallThe holiday season may be over, but that doesn't mean the parties (and party games) have to stop. Jackbox Games unveiled this week that the seventh generation of its annually released Party Packs will arrive this fall. Today, the company released a t...GDC 2020 is officially canceled due to coronavirusAfter one big name participant after another (Facebook, Sony, Microsoft, Amazon) announced it would not send people to the show over concerns about the spread of coronavirus, GDC 2020 organizers have announced the event is off. It was scheduled to ta...British Airways is testing autonomous electric wheelchairs at JFKThe next time you fly out of JFK, you may notice a self-driving wheelchair race past you as you make your way to your departure gate. British Airways shared today that it has been testing autonomous electric wheelchairs at the country's sixth-busiest...Galaxy S20 Ultra review: Impressive but impracticalThe first major phones of the year are here, and Samsung is being its usual ambitious self. The company unleashed a trio of new flagships in its S20 series, and for the first time, it introduced a souped-up Ultra variant alongside the regular S...
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Work/Life: The Importance of Taking Vacation or Time Away From WorkOn this Work/Life, we discuss the benefits and importance of knowing how and when to step away for a vacation.Coronavirus has a ripple effect throughout the gaming industryThe coronavirus is forcing multiple gaming companies including Nintendo and Oculus to halt some production.Game Developers Conference postponed due to Coronavirus concernsGDC will move to summer after several major game companies dropped outCoronavirus concerns: GDC postponed after numerous company withdrawalsGDC plans to host the event in the summer with more information to comeBest cheap Fitbit deals for March 2020: Fitbit Versa, Charge 3, InspireOut of shape? Get a head start on your summer beach bod with the best cheap Fitbit deals currently available.Bold IdeasSmallpox used to be humanity’s greatest enemy. During its 12,000 year reign of terror it was responsible, for hundreds of millions of deaths. In 18th century Europe, it was responsible for killing about 400,000 people per year. But toward the end of the 1700s, we made a breakthrough. An English physician named Edward Jenner noticed […]The best video cameras of 2020Sure, your phone probably shoots decent video, but it doesn't come close to these dedicated video cameras.How does Hulu work? Here’s everything you need to knowThis complete guide to Hulu and Hulu+Live TV will get you up to speed on one of cord-cutting's best refuges.
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The art of VR storytelling with Phoria's Trent Clews-de Castella
While tales of environmental degradation through books, documentary film-making or radio bulletins can certainly have compelling effect, the unique experiences offered by augmented and virtual realities are opening up entirely new possibilities when it comes to getting a message across. Phoria is an Australian startup working to leverage these immersive technologies to take its users to entirely new places, in hopes of creating lived experiences that can become drivers of change. New Atlas sat down with CEO Trent Clews-de Castella to discuss these ambitions, and where the company's "mixed reality" experiences might be taking people in the future.
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Tags: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality...Record-breaking superyacht designed using space mission techniques
Superyachts and space satellites may not seem like they have much in common, but Dutch shipbuilder Royal Huisman's Sea Eagle II – the world’s largest aluminum sailing yacht – was designed using the same engineering techniques that go into developing ESA space missions.
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Tags: Superyacht, ESA, Design EngineeringBrabus G-wagen adventure pickup heads off road in good times and bad
It's Geneva Motor Show time ... or it was about to be before the show was canceled on Friday in connection with the coronavirus. Show or no show, it's that time when Brabus reveals one of the weirdest, most extreme new Mercedes-based builds of the year, often a G-Class of imposing stature and specification. Brabus does not disappoint in 2020, debuting the 800 Adventure XLP truck, an AMG G63 on stilts and steroids. The one-of-a-kind truck gets a custom pickup bed, loads more power and torque, portal axles, and an available companion drone for continuing the day's mission through the air.
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Tags: Brabus, geneva-motor-show-2020, SUV, Off-road, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes, dronesIf you're having trouble sleeping – try saffron?
Should you suffer from insomnia, you'll know how tempting it can be to rely on sleep-aid drugs. A new study, however, suggests that insomniacs may have success with a natural supplement, in the form of saffron extract.
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Tags: Sleep, Insomnia, Herbs, Murdoch University, TreatmentDetailed new maps show thawing in Arctic permafrost
The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a series of maps that let viewers track the gradual thawing of permafrost around the Arctic pole between 2003 and 2017. The melting of permafrost could add massive amounts of greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere in the coming decades as it thaws, potentially worsening the effects of climate change.
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Tags: Ice, ESA, Satellite, Maps, Climate CrisisGesture-control armband also keeps a close eye on MS
For people afflicted with multiple sclerosis (MS), it can be difficult to quantify how their condition fluctuates over short periods of time. According to a new study, though, an existing device is able to detect subtle changes that might otherwise be missed.
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Tags: UC San Diego, UCSD, Multiple Sclerosis, MonitoringHandheld 3D printer used to grow replacement muscle tissue
When someone suffers a loss of skeletal muscle – either through accident or disease – it can be very difficult getting new muscle to grow in its place. A new handheld device is designed to help, however, by directly depositing scaffolding within the patient's body.
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Tags: University of Connecticut, 3D bioprinting, Muscle, New Atlas AudioConcept phone hides bezels from view, showcases next-gen camera tech
Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is not happening this year, meaning phone makers are being forced to go online only to share their new ideas for the future of mobile communications. China's Vivo is the latest to do so with the curvy Apex 2020 concept, featuring a next level camera system.
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GDC & Open Compute Project Global Summit Latest Events Scrubbed Due to Coronavirus
Following the ongoing global spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, there has been ongoing pressure on event organizers from both attendees and local groups to curtail or cancel events out of concern of major events rapidly propagating the virus. We’ve already seen major international shows like Mobile World Congress canceled due to these reasons, and now with the novel coronavirus spreading in more western countries as well – including the United States – the spread is now leading to additional, more local events being canceled.
This afternoon the organizers behind the 2020 Game Developers Conference (GDC), as well as the organizers behind the 2020 Open Compute Project (OCP) Global Summit have announced that they have scrubbed their respect...MSI Launches Optix MAG272CRX: A 27-Inch, 240Hz Curved Monitor with USB-C
Having announced a number of interesting displays recently, MSI this week unveiled a yet another monitor featuring a rare combination of capabilities. The Optix MAG272CRX is a 27-inch curved monitor that has a maximum refresh rate of 240 Hz and only one direct rival on the market. The launch of the LCD corresponds with MSI’s general strategy to release monitors in less common configurations/markets to avoid the race to the bottom of highly commoditized markets.
The MSI Optix MAG272CRX display is designed for gamers and eSports professionals looking for high-end performance. To that end, the LCD relies on an 8-bit+FRC VA panel featuring a rather aggressive 1500R curvature, a 1920×1080 resolution, 300 nits maximum brightness, a 3000:1 c...AMD Posts Radeon Software 20.2.2 Drivers: Focusing on Bug Fixes and Stability
Finding themselves under some fire as of late for driver quality, AMD has released their second Radeon driver update for February. Focused on improving driver stability, today's release, 20.2.2, incorporates a number of quality-of-life fixes for the drivers, including resolving system hangs and Chrome issues.
As this is essentially a bugfix driver, there are no new features to speak of. Instead, AMD’s focus, according to their release notes, is all about cataloging and fixing various driver bugs. Along with immediate stability issues, the drivers also make note of fixing issues with The Witcher 3, Metro Exodus, AMD's software overlay, and Battlefield V.
As always, AMD’s latest drivers can be found on their driver download page....Sonnet Unveils Solo5G: A USB-C to 5 GbE Network Adapter
Sonnet has started sales of its Solo5G, their first 5 Gigabit Ethernet USB-C dongle. Designed to quickly and easily add support for faster networking to any laptop or desktop with a USB interface, the device is compatible with all three of the major OSes.
Adoption of NBASE-T networks is proceeding slowly due to two reasons: expensive Multi-Gig Ethernet switches and sporadic support of NBASE-T by PCs. Fortunately, higher-end desktops as well as gaming laptops are finally getting native NBASE-T support, but when it comes to mainstream and ultra-thin machines, such support is a rare occurrence; so to gain Multi-Gig support they need external USB adapters. A couple of years ago Aquantia (an independent company back then) developed its AQt...Corsair’s One Pro i200: A Compact HEDT with Intel’s 10th Gen 14-Core CPU & NVIDIA’s RTX 2080 Ti
Corsair has introduced a new version of its One Pro i-series compact high-end desktop (HEDT) that further improves performance for prosumers and gamers. The new Corsair One Pro i200 machine packs a 14-core Intel Core X-series processor as well as NVIDIA’s top-of-the-range GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card. Interestingly, Corsair’s new flagship desktop PC costs $500 less than the company’s previous HEDT machine at launch.
The Corsair One Pro i200 high-end desktop comes in the same 12-liter grey chassis with two RGB stripes as the Corsair One Pro i180. The new system continues to use ASRock’s X299E-ITX/ac motherboard, which now houses the 14-core Core i9-10940X processor (Cascade Lake) as well as the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. The CPU and the...A Big Bet on SOI: GlobalFoundries Preps Another Supply Agreement for 300mm SOI Wafers
Having dropped out of the race for leading-edge manufacturing technologies in order to focus on specialty fabrication processes, GlobalFoundries has pinned some big hopes in manufacturing RF-SOI chips for various 5G applications, as well as FD-SOI chips for low-power devices. This week the company signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with GlobalWafers Co. (GWC) to develop a long-term supply contract for 300 mm SOI wafers, GloFo's second long-term SOI wafers supply agreement (WSA) in less than a year.
Once primarily used to build leading-edge processors, silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology is used today for a wide variety of applications, including those that need an ultra-low power consumption (SoCs and MCUs for IoT applicatio...AMD Launches Ultra-Low-Power Ryzen Embedded APUs: Starting at 6W
While it doesn't get the same attention as their high-profile mobile, desktop, or server CPU offerings, AMD's embedded division is an important fourth platform for the chipmaker. To that end, this week the company is revealing its lowest-power Ryzen processors ever, with a new series of embedded chips that are designed for use in ultra-compact commercial and industrial systems.
The chips in question are the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1102G and the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1305G SoCs. These parts feature a 6 W or a configurable 8 W - 10 W TDP, respectively. Both SoCs feature two Zen cores with or without simultaneous multithreading, AMD Radeon Vega 3 graphics, 1 MB L2 cache, 4 MB L3 cache, a single channel or a dual-channel memory controller, and ...ZOTAC Unveils Zbox Magnus EN52060V: A UCFF PC with GeForce RTX 2060 & 2.5 GbE
Zotac has quietly added a new mainstream gaming barebones system into its lineup of ultra-compact systems. With its quad-core Intel processor and NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card, the new Zbox Magnus EN52060V promises the performance of a mid-range mobile PC for gamers, but at a lower price and with all advantages that a desktop can offer.
The new barebones system comes in ZOTAC’s regular 2.65-liter Zbox Magnus EN chassis, which is just 62.2 mm (2.45 inches) tall. The Zbox Magnus EN52060V UCFF PC barebones is based on Intel’s quad-core Core i5-9300H processor (4C/8T, 2.40 GHz – 4.10 GHz, 45 W) accompanied by NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2600 discrete GPU with 6 GB of GDDR6 memory. The system can be equipped with up to 32 GB of DDR4-260...
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Archive your chats, manage your data, and even delete your WhatsApp accountIf you're considering deleting your WhatsApp account, make sure you go through your chats and save anything you might want to keep. Whether your circle of friends has migrated over to a new messaging service or you're done with using it, there may come a time when you'll want to delete your WhatsApp account. When that time arrives, you'll want to make sure you've backed up your account and saved any essential or memorable chats before you do. Because otherwise once you tap delete, it's gone for good. How to backup and save your account data on WhatsApp for iPhone iPad How to archive chat logs on WhatsApp for iPhone How to export conversations on WhatsApp for iPhone How to delete your WhatsApp Account How to backup and save your ...Will Pocket Camp become part of Animal Crossing: New Horizons?Best answer: There won't be any direct integration between the New Horizons and Pocket Camp Animal Crossing games, as confirmed by Nintendo's Planning & Development team. However, there will be some cross-game promotion that includes special items. On the island: Animal Crossing: New Horizons ($60 at Amazon) Camp Android: Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (Free on Play Store) Camp Apple: Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (Free on App Store) There will be similarities Those who have been playing Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp to temporarily satisfy the Animal Crossing craving until New Horizons is released have likely wondered if the former will have any compatibility with the latter. If you were hoping you could invite your villager friends, dr...Apple is keeping a close eye on outbreaks in Italy and South KoreaApple has major suppliers in South Korea, and also sources chips from Italy. What you need to know Tim Cook has said that Apple is closely watching Italy and South Korea. Coronavirus outbreaks are unfolding in both of those locations. He also confirmed that Apple has reopened 80% of its China stores, and that production was ramping up. Tim Cook has said that Apple is keeping a close eye on the coronavirus outbreak in both South Korea and Italy. As reported by Reuters: Apple Inc is closely watching how the coronavirus outbreak is unfolding in South Korea and Italy where the company has suppliers, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said in an interview with the Fox Business Network. Apple counts major Korean display makers Sam...Apple disables Clearview AI after it bypassed the App StoreClearview distributed its facial recognition technology through a developer program, and Apple is not happy. What you need to know Apple has shut down Clearview AI's developer account, putting a stop to the operation of its facial recognition app. That's because Clearview distributed it to more than 2,200 entities via Apple's Developer Enterprise Program. The company has 14 days to respond to Apple. Apple has shut down Clearview AI's developer account, effectively suspending its iOS app, after it emerged that Clearview was distributing its facial recognition software via Apple's Developer Enterprise Program rather than the App Store. As reported by BuzzFeed: Apple has disabled the iOS application of Clearview AI — the facial re...Facebook unveils new design for its Messenger appDiscover and chat bots are out, speed and simplicity is in. What you need to know A report has revealed Facebook's plans to overhaul its Messenger app. Developer screenshots show that the Discover tab is on its way out. Chat bots, business and games are being hidden from view, and chat bots are being demoted. A new report has revealed Facebook's plans to overhaul its Messenger app, an update Facebook says will begin rolling out shortly. As reported by TechCrunch: Chat bots were central to Facebook Messenger's strategy three years ago. Now they're being hidden from view in the app along with games and businesses. Facebook Messenger is now removing the Discover tab as it focuses on speed and simplicity instead of broad utility l...Facebook canceled F8 — what does this mean for Apple and WWDC?What does the whole COVID-19 outbreak mean for upcoming Apple events? Coronavirus, aka COVID-19, has been spreading like wildfire across the globe. In fact, it seems that the only continent that has no cases of coronavirus is Antarctica, so it's definitely something that we should all be concerned about, but perhaps not to the point where this is like the apocalypse. Still, a lot of businesses and big-name companies are taking the threat very seriously in concern for the safety and health of employees. Recently, Facebook has canceled its annual F8 conference due to growing concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. F8 is not unlike Apple's WWDC, in which developers from around the world gather to hear what the company is planning...Catch some rays and stay green with these solar keyboards for your MacPicking out a new keyboard for your Mac can be tough, but having something efficient, easy-to-charge, and is good for the environment is a bonus-and-a-half. Here are the absolute best solar keyboards available for your Mac! Versatile, sleek, and durable Macally Wireless Solar Keyboard Staff favorite Macally's solar option comes in a sleek black/gray color and is a bit larger than the other keyboards on our list. However, at its price, it holds impressive features. Some of those features include a stable Bluetooth connection and a subtle 10-degree tilt for better typing comfort. You get all of that for a reasonable price tag, making it a formidable contender in the solar-powered keyboard category. $60 at Amazon Highly rated and ...Pokémon Evolution Items: Unova Stone now enables Gen 5 evolutions!In order to evolve some Pokémon, you're going to need certain Evolution Items. Here's the down low on them! In Pokémon Go, most Pokémon that can evolve do so by accumulating enough candies of the species and hitting the evolve button. However, a select few need specific Evolution items in addition to the usual set number of candies. Each generation has brought new Evolution Items, though they cannot all be obtained in the same way. Fortunately, we're here to walk you through how to obtain and use these unique items. What are Evolution Items anyway? Evolution Items items which, in conjunction with a set amount of candies, can be used to evolve a select few species of Pokémon: Sun Stone: Evolves Gloom into Bellossom, and Sunkern int...
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Samsung Galaxy A41 renders reveal Infinity-U display and triple rear cameras
Renders of the Samsung Galaxy A41 that passed through Geekbench last month have surfaced, revealing its design. The Galaxy A41 will pack an Infinity-U display, which is said to measure between 6" and 6.1" diagonally, and house a 25MP selfie camera inside the notch. Around the back, it has a triple camera setup with a 48MP main unit. The back panel doesn't have a fingerprint reader, which means the phone will either come with an in-display solution or will rely on Face Unlock for biometric authentication. The images also show us the volume rocker and power button - placed on the...Nubia details the new active cooling fan solution on the upcoming Red Magic 5G
Despite its mouthful of a name, the ZTE nubia Red Magic 5G has really been blowing-up in the rumor mill lately. Joking-aside, the new gaming powerhouse is now a bit overdue, since it was originally supposed to be unveiled at MWC 2020 and is now headed towards a domestic market release instead. That could potentially lead to a major change in media exposure, which is why the company appears to be taking steps to keep the hype train going for as long as it can. President Ni Fei already has a history of teasing certain aspects of upcoming products, including the Red Magic 5G. Though,...Samsung Galaxy A11 appears in a render with punch hole display and triple rear cameras
Earlier this month, an image of the Samsung Galaxy A11's back panel surfaced, revealing a triple camera setup aligned vertically in the upper-left corner. Today, an official-looking press render has leaked, giving us our clearest look yet at the Galaxy A11 while also revealing a few more bits about it. The image reveals that Galaxy A11 will sport a display having a punch hole in the top-left corner. Around the back, we already know it will have a triple camera setup. But this time, we see an oval-shaped fingerprint reader on the panel. You can also see the power button and volume rocker...Oppo Find X2 live images surface
As Oppo is getting ready to introduce the world to the Find X2 on March 6, the company has been teasing a lot of aspects of its next flagship smartphone (and its even more premium sibling, the Find X2 Pro). Now though, it's time to take a look at a bunch of leaked live images of the Find X2. Oppo Find X2 live images As you can see, the camera island on the back seems to protrude a lot from the phone's body, but at least it's not as wide as those on recent Samsungs. There's a periscope zoom module in there, up top, given away by the square opening and the "hybrid zoom"...FCC proposes over $208 million in fines for all major US carriers over selling customer location data
Early February, the FCC wrote a letter to the US Congress where it explained that "one or more" major US carriers was selling its customers' location data to some agencies. This practice was initially discovered back in 2018 and only how has the FCC done something to discourage it. On Friday, the FCC revealed that it was issuing a total of over $208 million in fines to all four major US carriers. T-Mobile is looking at $91 million in fines, AT&T faces $57 million, $48 million for Verizon, and Sprint may have to pay $12 million. Currently, these are proposed fines based on the FCC's...Redmi Note 8 Pro Android 10 update escapes China
The Redmi Note 8 Pro has been running the latest MIUI 11 for a while now, and yet everywhere across the world except China it's still been based on the rather ancient Android 9 Pie. An update to Android 10 has been in the works for months for global Redmi Note 8 Pro models, but for some reason it took this long to actually start rolling out. Don't get the champagne out yet, though. For now, a new update for the Redmi Note 8 Pro bringing Android 10 to the immensely popular mid-range device, is only going out in Pakistan, seemingly. It's unclear how long it will take for us to see it in...Samsung Galaxy Buds+ get first firmware update
Samsung's latest TWS earbuds - the Galaxy Buds+ got their first firmware update which aims to fix a background white noise issue and improve overall stability. The update bearing the R175XXUOATB5 build designation is now live in South Korea & Germany and comes in at 1.2MB in size. Galaxy Buds+ firmware update changelog Other improvements include a fix for the delay in pairing and disconnecting problems reported by early users. The update is expected to roll out in more regions in the coming weeks. In order to update you Buds+ you'll need to check the Galaxy Wearable app on your...
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‘Monster Hunter’ Movie Posters Sure Are Big and Dumb
Monster Hunter has been massively popular in Japan for years but it wasn’t until 2018’s smash hit Monster Hunter: World that the Capcom franchise went from niche hit to a truly global phenomenon. Maybe it’s […]
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It’s 2020 and the fact that John Turturro is making a spin-off movie based on a minor Coen Brothers character he played over two decades ago isn’t even one of the top 10 […]
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It’s hard to believe, but Flippy, the robot that’s purpose-built to work in fast food kitchens, has been on the job for almost three years now. And it sounds like you’re going to […]
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Crossy Road is one of the all-time great mobile games. Taking the Frogger format of “vulnerable animal crossing dangerous streets” and making it endless is the best example yet of mobile game as […]
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Leigh Whannell’s Invisible Man movie is getting some pretty strong critical raves, which is a relief for both us and Paramount after the terrible start to their now-cancelled “Dark Universe” provided by The […]
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Larian Studios is best known for its Divinity: Original Sin titles. These beloved games successfully blend classic computer RPG mechanics with modern-day presentation and gameplay. Many praise them as spiritual successors of the […]
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A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a GIF of Beyoncé dancing is priceless. Using insights from visual expression search engine Tenor, Google breaks down how pop culture icons are used […]
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GDC 2020 has been canceledWell, after what I’m sure was a hectic few days for the folks planning the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, the team announced today that they have officially decided to cancel the event happening this March, saying in a blog post that they hoped they would be able to reschedule an event for “later […]Lyft ramps up self-driving programA year ago, Lyft submitted a report to the California Department of Motor Vehicles that summed up its 2018 autonomous vehicle testing activity in a single, short paragraph. “Lyft Inc. did not operate any vehicles in autonomous mode on California public roads during the reporting period,” the letter read. “As such, Lyft Inc. has no […]Notivize makes it easier for non-technical teams to optimize app notificationsA new startup called Notivize aims to give product teams direct access to one of their most important tools for increasing user engagement — notifications. The company has been testing the product with select customers since last year and says it has already sent hundreds of thousands of notifications. And this week, it announced that […]Pioneer founder Daniel Gross on bringing remote teams togetherThere are plenty of accelerators aiming to sway young startups to join their ranks rather than apply to Y Combinator, but Pioneer‘s sell is a bit different. First off, they are fully remote; founders selected to participate in the program chat with advisors via video chat. Second, Pioneer is largely looking at companies that aren’t […]SpaceX wins the $117 million launch contract to explore Psyche’s heavy metal asteroidSpaceX has won the launch contract for NASA’s 2022 mission to explore the mineral-rich asteroid known as Psyche, the space agency announced today, including launch services and other mission-related costs valued at $117 million — remarkably low for a mission of this scale. The Psyche mission will use a Falcon Heavy rocket, which will launch […]Superhuman CEO Rahul Vohra on waitlists, freemium pricing and future products"No matter what Gmail — or any other company for that matter — does, it doesn't really change our focus on our customers."FCC proposes $208M in fines for wireless carriers that sold your location for yearsThe FCC has officially and finally determined that the major wireless carriers in the U.S. broke the law by secretly selling subscribers’ location data for years with almost no constraints or disclosure. But its Commissioners decry the $208 million penalty proposed to be paid by these enormously rich corporations, calling it “not properly proportioned to […]Apple has blocked Clearview AI’s iPhone app for violating its rulesAn iPhone app built by controversial facial recognition startup Clearview AI has been blocked by Apple, effectively banning the app from use. Apple confirmed to TechCrunch that the startup “violated” the terms of its enterprise developer program. The app allows its users — which the company claims it serves only law enforcement officers — to […]
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5 ways you can help prevent LGBTQ youth suicide
When Dwyane Wade recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and unequivocally embraced his 12-year-old's decision to use the name Zaya, along with female pronouns, the basketball star showed the world how a loving adult can — and should — accept LGBTQ youth.
"Me and my wife, my wife [actress] Gabrielle Union, we are proud — when I say proud — we are proud parents of a child in the LGBTQ+ community," he told DeGeneres.
That day Union tweeted, "Meet Zaya. She's compassionate, loving, whip smart and we are so proud of her. It’s Ok to listen to, love & respect your children exactly as they are." Read more...More about Mental Health, Lgtbq, Suicide Prevention, Social Good, and IdentitiesThis Pocket ChainSaw is the survival tool you never knew you needed
TL;DR: As of Feb. 29, you can keep a convenient Pocket ChainSaw® by your side for just $22.99, a 23% savings.
While Donald Trump, Jr. is out here trying to hunt grizzly bears and baboons are making glorious escapes through Sydney, it feels like it's high time we all take a walk on the wild side. However, if we're going to be heading into the woods, it's probably time to admit evolution has made us woefully ill-equipped to survive.
We need tools. Tools like the Pocket ChainSaw®.
This ingenious saw is made from high strength, heat-treated steel and can cut through a 3-inch limb in less than ten seconds. Whether you have to cut up some firewood, thick brush, fencing, or roots, the Pocket ChainSaw® unravels in moments to help you out. It's...There's finally a portable battery pack you can't forget at home
TL;DR: You can carry around a charger with you wherever you go for just $39.99, a 20% savings as of Feb. 29, thanks to this deal on the AtomXS emergency keychain charger.
Even if you have the latest and (arguably) greatest iPhone 11, the battery isn't going to last if you're on it 24/7. And stopping for a charge at the nearest outlet isn't always feasible. That's why portable battery packs were created, kids.
Portable charging banks can restore your phone to a full charge on the go, but a. you have to actually remember to bring it with you, and b. you have to try not to lose it while you're out. Both of these things are harder than they sound, though, which is where the AtomXS Emergency Keychain Charger comes in. Read more...More about ...These Dell and Apple device deals show why it pays to shop refurbished
Sure, Black Friday, President's Day, Labor Day, and pretty much any other holiday gives you the excuse to buy tech devices at great prices, but that shouldn't stop you from jumping on a deal when we see one.
If you can't wait another 12 weeks or so for a major shopping holiday to roll around, then we have good news for you: All nine of these certified-refurbished Dell and Apple computing devices are on sale this weekend, some upwards of 70% off their retail prices.
To those uninitiated into the world of refurbished products, these gently-used devices have been tested by certified experts to ensure functionality as well as a reset to original factory settings. Sure there's potential for a few scratches or blemishes here or there, but do...This affordable language app teaches you through audiobooks
TL;DR: Perfect your proficiency in a foreign language for just $39.99, a 60% savings as of Feb. 29, with a lifetime subscription to the Beelinguapp language learning app.
Mispronouncing a word in another language might seem like an innocent mistake, but it could also lead to a seriously embarrassing – and potentially offensive – faux pas. For instance, you may think you're saying "thank you very much," but you could actually be saying "thank you, nice bum." Not quite the same thing.
Luckily, you can avoid those awkward indiscretions with the convenience of a language learning app. There are literally hundreds of options on the market today – word games, memorization-based, and even conversation-based – but of course, what works for som...Improve your commute with these 3 essential products
Let's paint a picture: You've stood on the platform as three completely packed trains have gone by. The fourth one comes and has just enough room for you to uncomfortably squeeze on. You stand there squished between people and try to keep your balance as the train rattles on because you have nowhere to hold onto.
Or how about this one: You left on time — early even! But on the highway ahead of you awaits a sea of brake lights. You get stuck in standstill traffic and your anxiety builds as the clock ticks closer to the time you're supposed to be at work.
We're talking about the ever so wonderful daily commute, people. Read more...More about Travel, Transportation, Commute, Mashable Shopping, and Rule Of Three10 chew toys, as reviewed by my dog
This is my dog, Stevie.
A very good girl.
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She's a lab, boxer, pit bull mix who likes cuddles, sleeping in, saying "hello" to strangers, and, probably more than anything else, chew toys. (And if you were wondering, yes, she's named after Stevie Nicks.)
To some, picking out a toy for a dog is a pretty low-effort task. And I get it — who would want to scrutinize this kind of stuff? Most people would pick something off the wall at Petco that squeaks and move on with their life.
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But, dear reader, I am one of those people. And by "those," I mean "person who treats their pet as if it were their human child." Read more...More about...How to maneuver dating apps when you're bisexual
The bisexual community has an inside joke that describes what it's like to date as a bi person: People think it means double the options or double the fun, but it really just means double the rejection.
Self-deprecating jokes like this one are at the core of the Single People Club regardless of sexuality, but bisexual people do face extra roadblocks in the dating world.
True: Online dating sucks for everyone. Horny jerks disguise themselves as relationship seekers, your DMs are constantly filled with bad pickup lines and overly-persistent creeps, and many times, the site's algorithm ignores the filters that you've set. But the fact that there are no dating sites that cater specifically to bi people means that they're frequently swiping o...
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New Women’s Rights Online Digital Gender Gap Audit Research in Peru
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Digital Gender Gap Audit research for Peru. The research was carried out by Hiperderecho, a Peruvian nonprofit organization that strongly believes that technology has the potential to be a tool …Women’s Rights Online initiative selected as beneficiary of ProtonMail annual action
The Web Foundation’s Women’s Rights Online initiative has been selected as a beneficiary for ProtonMail’s annual auction. The auction, which took place over the 2019 December holiday season, raised funds for three organisations — identified by the ProtonMail community …For a healthy democracy, Facebook must halt micro-targeted political ads
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Social media platforms have a profound impact on democracy and elections. Narrowly targeted online advertising is now perhaps the most powerful tool that campaigns have to persuade voters …Mark Davies to join Web Foundation as Communications Director
We are pleased to announce that Mark Davies will join the Web Foundation as Director of Communications. Mark has extensive experience across the public, non-profit and commercial sectors, most recently at the Post Office in the UK where he was …Your resolution for 2020: fight for the #WebWeWant | The Web Untangled
In this edition of The Web Untangled, our monthly series dedicated to unpacking issues core to digital access and rights, we look resolutions we all can make in 2020 to fight for the web we want.
2019. A year that …Over 1,000 organisations back the Contract for the Web in first month
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It’s been almost a month since we launched the Contract for the Web — a global plan of action to make our online world safe and empowering for everyone, not just a …I Invented the World Wide Web. Here’s How We Can Fix It.
This op-ed was written by Web Foundation co-founder and inventor of the web Sir Tim Berners-Lee. It was originally published in The New York Times.
My parents were mathematicians. My mother helped code one of the first stored-program computers …Launching the Contract for the Web
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Last year, the inventor of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, called for governments, companies and citizens from across the world to take action to protect the web as a force for good.…